Resident Care Aide

Cities: Grand Rapids, Byron Center, Wayland


State: Michigan



Description


The primary purpose of this important position is to assist residents with activities of daily living, foster independence and encourage participation in meaningful activities. Resident Care Aides should be patient, flexible, and gentle, have a sense of humor and be able to have fun.


Duties


Assists residents with personal care needs, i.e. bathing, dressing, ambulating, lifting, transferring, feeding, toileting, fall prevention, daily reminders, etc.

Assists residents with participation in social activities

Assists residents at time of admission and helps familiarize them to their new community

Demonstrates an attitude of positivity and cooperation toward residents, guests and teammates

Utilizes infection control techniques in all aspects of resident care

Observes residents and notes any changes in physical condition, attitude, reactions, appetite, etc., reporting to the nurse or Medication Room Manager on duty

Be alert to the needs of residents and ready to respond

Communicates effectively with teammates and subsequent shifts

Treats all resident information as confidential


Requirements & Qualifications

3-6 months hands on experience in healthcare, use of Hoyer helpful.

Must have good references from former employers.

Must be able to pass a LARA background check.

Great communication and interpersonal skills.

Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions.

Able to work independently with little supervision.

Able to maintain logs of activities and services provided.

Must be patient and calm, especially in difficult situations.

Reliable, compassionate, and willing to serve others.

Must be physically capable of doing work that requires constant standing, lifting, bending, and pushing.


Education

High school diploma or GED



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